This is a special Independent Bookshop Edition, and has very limited quantity available

Yellowface Independent Bookshop Edition

Rebecca F Kuang author


Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers

Published:9th May '24


Available for dispatch around 23rd May 2024.

This paperback is available in other editions too:

Yellowface cover

The instant #1 Sunday Times bestseller and Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick from author R.F. Kuang

The Number One Global Sensation*Foyle’s Fiction Book of the Year**Amazon Book of the Year**Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year*

Pre-order the exclusive limited edition paperback of Yellowface which is sold exclusively through independent bookshops whilst stocks last. This exclusive edition features a black sprayed edge, but please note that it is not signed. This edition also comes with an exclusive tote bag, pencil, badge and bookmark (while stocks last).

The Number One Global Sensation *Foyle’s Fiction Book of the Year* *Amazon Book of the Year* *Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year*

‘Addictive’ Grazia

‘Hugely entertaining’ Observer

‘Provocative’ Mail on Sunday



When failed writer June Hayward witnesses her literary rival Athena Liu die in a freak accident, she sees her opportunity… and takes it.

So what if it means stealing Athena’s final manuscript?

So what if it means ‘borrowing’ her identity?

And so what if the first lie is only the beginning…

Catapulted to overnight success and with the whole world watching, how far will June go to protect her new life?

‘The book that everyone is talking about’ Glamour

‘Ingenious, astute, hugely entertaining’ David Nicholls

‘Breathtakingly clever on jealousy, talent, success, and who gets to tell which story’ Elizabeth Day

‘Hard to put down. Harder to forget’ Stephen King

R.F. Kuang’s book Yellowface was a #1 Sunday Times bestseller w/c 04-06-23

R.F. Kuang’s book Yellowface was a #5 New York Times bestseller w/c 04-06-23

‘Propulsive’ SUNDAY TIMES

‘Razor-sharp’ TIME

‘Blistering’ SCOTSMAN

‘I guarantee it will stay with you’ AFUA HIRSCH

‘Strikingly topical’ GUARDIAN

‘Scathing, spiky, and full of laugh-out-loud moments’ GLAMOUR

‘A rollicking good read’ WOMAN’S WEEKLY

‘Sharp and funny’ PRIMA

‘Wickedly funny’ EVENING STANDARD

‘A firecracker of a book’ i PAPER


‘Darkly hilarious’ MARIE CLAIRE

‘Uncomfortable and addictive… a must-read’ INDEPENDENT

‘Tackles cancel culture and cultural appropriation with razor-sharp wit’ LOUISE O’NEILL

‘A clever, pacy tale’ SARA PASCOE

'Tense, modern… a brilliant exploration of the literary world' AISLING BEA

‘Darkly comic’ GQ

‘A wild ride’ STYLIST

‘A wicked little satire of publishing, racial politics and icky internet culture’ THE TIMES

‘Utterly diverting’ FINANCIAL TIMES

‘Unforgettable’ WOMAN & HOME

‘A spiky, snarky, shady, smart, sinister take on white privilege’ NIKKI MAY

‘Incisive and compelling… sweeps the reader up on a thrilling ride, but leaves us thinking about the questions raised for days’ JENNIFER SAINT

‘This acute, fast-paced thriller will have literary insiders nodding in recognition and outsiders gasping in shock’ THE BOOKSELLER

‘Not since Martin Amis’s The Information has the venality, self-regard and absurdity of the writing life been so gloriously skewered’ THE CRITIC

‘Once you start, you won’t be able to put it down’ HEAT

‘Well-observed and alarmingly convincing’ DAILY MAIL

'Remarkable and incendiary' WIZ WHARTON

'A dark, engrossing page-turner’ GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

ISBN: 9780008532819-IB

Dimensions: 198mm x 129mm x 21mm

Weight: 270g

336 pages